here is a link
http://www.akc.org/events/field_trials/ ... /index.cfm
http://www.akc.org/events/hunting_tests ... /index.cfm
Beside longer distance in FT it is dog against dog In HT it dog against a standard
Also do any of you guys who run in the retriever games see any wirehairs, shorthairs, etc... in the competitions? I have heard of a few, but have never seen them in action.
NO I have never seen them & have been doing this for over 10 years
here is the rule
Hunting tests shall be open to dogs six months of age or over in all eligible breeds: Chesapeake Retriever, Curly-Coated Retriever, Flat-Coated Retriever, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel and Standard Poodle, except that a specialty club formed for any one of the eligible breeds may be approved to hold a Hunting Test in which only that breed may participate.